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A photo of a glowing red room from Frieze Art Fair 2015

Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2015: Ten of the best events and exhibitions

Frieze Art Fair and Frieze Masters return to London with hundreds of galleries offering thousands of exhibits and events this week. Where to start? Here are ten.

A photo of a red swing in front of a sea by the artist Carsten Höller at Turner Contemporary

Here at your own Risk: Turner Contemporary's long-overdue exhibition shows artists' leaps of faith

Any work of art involves an element of risk, but some artists take things one step further and relinquish all control. Turner Contemporary embraces the risk with an exhibition featuring Alÿs, ORLAN and more, says Kirstie Brewer.

Terry Frost, Three Forms a photo of an abstract painting showing stacks of book-like forms

Terry Frost's escapist, exuberant creations at Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange

Tate St Ives has organised a special exhibition bringing together a selection of Terry Frost's most significant paintings with collages and sculpture at Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange.

An image of a painting showing a man at his easel by the 17th century Dutch artist Frans van Mieris

Dutch master's 17th century selfie, bought by wartime socialite for £771, moves from Surrey to The Hague for Golden Age show

Frans van Mieris, who was only eclipsed by Rembrandt in the production and variety of his self-portraits during the 17th century, created an ancient selfie.

painting of abstract figures and totem-like object consisting of coourful shapes

The best art exhibitions to see in Scotland during 2015

With the autumn/winter exhibition season here, Culture24 picks the best Scottish exhibitions of 2015 to catch between now and Christmas.

a drawing of a man pouring pig swill for a pig into a bucket

Regency Benefits Street: How images of the poor fascinated the 18th century rich

Portraying the Poor and Industrious in the Age of Waterloo, at Horsham Museum and Art Gallery, shows how in today's age of Benefits Street, our fascination with the poor is nothing new.

Oil painting which shows promonaders before a gran hotel in twilight

Bohemia by sea: curator Katy Norris tells us about Walter Sickert's time in Dieppe

The London painter's extensive and influential time in Normandy is explored in a major new show at Pallant House in Chichester.

A photo of Francisco de Goya' Charles IV in Hunting Dress, from 1799, showing a man holding a stick on a hill next to a job

Royal Palace of Madrid lends throne room Goya paintings to "outstanding" National Gallery exhibition

A pair of rarely-lent paintings, created in 1799 and held at the Patrimonio Nacional, will leave Spain for only the second time to join the National Gallery’s landmark Goya exhibition.

a photo of a drawing of a view from a large high rise building

Delicate pencil drawing of high rise Singapore wins the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015

The First Prize of £8,000 in the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015 has gone to Tom Harrison for a delicate pencil drawing showing a high rise view of Singapore.

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